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From anil lakineni <anilkumar459.lakin...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Help in importing VM
Date Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:29:34 GMT
Alessandro,

Use XenConvert 2.3.1 which has many options.

Thanks,
Anil.

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 3:34 AM, Alessandro Caviglione <
c.alessandro@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm sorry Vladim,
> i'm trying to do what you wrote but the XenConver allows only to convert a
> running windows OS (just P2V).
> Is there a particular version of XenConvert I gave to use??
>
> On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 1:26 PM, Vadim Kimlaychuk <
> Vadim.Kimlaychuk@elion.ee>
> wrote:
>
> > Alessandro,
> >
> >         You got it -- vhd-parent is what I have been thinking of. If you
> > would like to know more about snapshots read this:
> > http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX122978. There is also explanation
> of
> > "Coalescing" -- read it.
> >         I personally don't like such a situation where you can't
> > explicitly define the file you VM rely on, but this is how XenServer
> works.
> > Unfortunately.  For instance I have 4 VM-s with 4 snapshots (total, not
> > each)  and over 90+ files belongs to these VMs, because I did
> > snapshots/deleted snapshots many times. They are not coalesced, because
> all
> > of them are like fast-forward from origin, but still each step you do --
> > generates new VHD.  I believe there is some garbage there, but I can't
> > clean it manually.  I do plan to export-uninstall-import these VM-s some
> > time and then will see how it helps. As I understood only "xe
> vm-uninstall"
> > should clean all the depended objects.
> >
> > Vadim.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Alessandro Caviglione [mailto:c.alessandro@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 1:39 PM
> > To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Help in importing VM
> >
> > Ok... I missed a couple of rows....
> >
> > location ( RO): 7b856647-9893-4275-8738-755046817c7b
> >                     type ( RO): User
> >                 sharable ( RO): false
> >                read-only ( RO): false
> >             storage-lock ( RO): false
> >                  managed ( RO): true
> >                   parent ( RO): <not in database>
> >                  missing ( RO): false
> >             other-config (MRW):
> >            xenstore-data (MRO):
> >                sm-config (MRO): *vhd-parent:
> > 65d3eb8e-76f1-4b37-965a-0d9ad3056645*
> >                  on-boot ( RW): persist
> >            allow-caching ( RW): false
> >          metadata-latest ( RO): false
> >         metadata-of-pool ( RO): <not in database>
> >                     tags (SRW):
> >
> >
> > Thank you very much!!
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 12:29 PM, Alessandro Caviglione <
> > c.alessandro@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Thank you Vladim...
> > > but it's a little strange... I did snapshot on the original VM but
> > > I've also created a new VM from that snapshot, this should clone the
> > > entire vhd, isn't it?
> > >
> > > However, this is the results of the command, where I can see that this
> > > VHD is still connected to the other VM?
> > >
> > >  xe vdi-list uuid=7b856647-9893-4275-8738-755046817c7b params=all
> > > uuid ( RO)                    : 7b856647-9893-4275-8738-755046817c7b
> > >               name-label ( RW):
> > >         name-description ( RW):
> > >            is-a-snapshot ( RO): false
> > >              snapshot-of ( RO): <not in database>
> > >                snapshots ( RO):
> > >            snapshot-time ( RO): 19700101T00:00:00Z
> > >       allowed-operations (SRO): forget; generate_config; update;
> > > resize; destroy; clone; copy; snapshot
> > >       current-operations (SRO):
> > >                  sr-uuid ( RO): e6212223-af2c-17ed-bdf3-7954fe500073
> > >            sr-name-label ( RO): 76ebfe94-cb9d-390d-bb6d-8dc21e977bdd
> > >                vbd-uuids (SRO): 1a47a516-1268-d134-7161-3d37972a2be6
> > >          crashdump-uuids (SRO):
> > >             virtual-size ( RO): 5368709120
> > >     physical-utilisation ( RO): 14848
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 12:21 PM, Vadim Kimlaychuk <
> > > Vadim.Kimlaychuk@elion.ee> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hello Alessandro,
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>                 This is OK if you did snapshot(s). The original VDI
> > >> will be displayed if you get VM params and looks for extra options
> > >> there. There are may be even more files connected to VM.  Don’t bother
> > about this.
> > >>
> > >> Roughly you should do the following steps:
> > >>
> > >> 1.       Stop the VM
> > >>
> > >> 2.       Make export  with “xe vm-export” to  XVA file
> > >>
> > >> 3.       Extract VHD file from XVA using XenConvert (look here
> > >> http://marcusdaniels.net/quick-and-easy-xenserver-to-hyper-v-conversi
> > >> on/)
> > >>
> > >> 4.       Put VHD file on HTTP server
> > >>
> > >> 5.       Register template in Cloudstack from URL at p.4
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Vadim.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Alessandro Caviglione [mailto:c.alessandro@gmail.com]
> > >> Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 1:12 PM
> > >> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
> > >> Subject: Help in importing VM
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Hi guys,
> > >>
> > >> I've a little question about how to import a VM in ACS.
> > >>
> > >> A my client has a VM running on XenServer 6.2 SP1, now he wants to
> > >> migrate to our Cloud platform and we should import that VM in his
> > account.
> > >>
> > >> We done a snapshot of the running VM and created a new VM from that
> > >> snapshot, after that we found the VHD name from the commands:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> xe vm-list name-label=TOMIGRATE
> > >>
> > >> uuid ( RO)           : 9ab667ef-32b9-d61b-73ef-4d6c40196c43
> > >>
> > >>      name-label ( RW): TOMIGRATE
> > >>
> > >>     power-state ( RO): halted
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> xe vm-disk-list uuid=9ab667ef-32b9-d61b-73ef-4d6c40196c43
> > >>
> > >> Disk 0 VBD:
> > >>
> > >> uuid ( RO)             : 1a47a516-1268-d134-7161-3d37972a2be6
> > >>
> > >>     vm-name-label ( RO): TOMIGRATE
> > >>
> > >>        userdevice ( RW): 0
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Disk 0 VDI:
> > >>
> > >> uuid ( RO)             : 7b856647-9893-4275-8738-755046817c7b
> > >>
> > >>       name-label ( RW):
> > >>
> > >>     sr-name-label ( RO): 76ebfe94-cb9d-390d-bb6d-8dc21e977bdd
> > >>
> > >>      virtual-size ( RO): 5368709120
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Now, browsing the NFS SR, I found the
> > >>
> > >> 7b856647-9893-4275-8738-755046817c7b.vhd file, but it's strange that
> > >> the size it's just 14 KB!!
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Why?
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
>

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